Damen Yachting has introduced the 80-metre Xplorer 80. It is the latest design to join their range of luxury expedition yachts formerly known as SeaXplorer.

The Xplorer 80 is the latest addition to the Xplorer range which includes the Xplorer 60 and Xplorer 105. This latest 80-metre design is the follow up to the original and notable SeaXplorer 77 bringing an updated and next generation Xplorer yacht to Damen Yachting’s product portfolio. The Xplorer 80 was introduced to the industry during the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show on March 21st.

For the exterior design, Damen Yachting has once again chosen to partner with Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture to further develop the Xplorer 80’s exterior lines. Whilst the original award-winning SeaXplorer exterior is still recognisable, with for example the signature bow, observation lounge, enclosed wheelhouse and crow’s nest, the more modernised and refined styling brings an elegant and luxurious look to this very capable and robust yacht.

For the interior design concepts, Damen Yachting has partnered with London-based design studio Harrison Eidsgaard.

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Customisation of a standardised technical platform

As owners expect with an 80-metre yacht, this concept design has been conceived with customisation in mind. Utilising Damen Yachting’s expertise in the field of spec builds and proven, standardised technical platforms, the Xplorer 80 offers a number of configuration options to suit any yachting lifestyle.

Xplorer design manager Enrique Tintore explains: ‘The way the Xplorer has been designed allows for a high level of flexibility to suit any extreme environment or refined landscape. If a helicopter isn’t essential for you, we’ve got many other options for that space. Need a conference room or a seventh guest cabin? Or a separate gym and a high-spec laboratory? We can make that happen.’

Xplorer 80 by Damen Yachting

Amongst the configuration options on offer, future owners can opt, for example between a hidden heli hangar for safe storage below deck plus refuelling and an operational, gym and wellness setup. Or a twin tender garage setup for those looking to take everything needed for on and in-water action. Dedicated divers can choose a large and fully-equipped dive centre. Those not needing heli operations can even opt for a wall-to-wall lounge club.

The flexibility in the design does not stop at configuration options. For the Xplorer 80, Damen Yachting has also partnered up with a number of exterior and interior designers to provide a unique set of alternatives centered around the same base platform. For the exterior, alternative designs have been created by Espen Øino, Harrison Eidsgaard and Azure Yacht Design whilst both Winch Design and Reymond Langton have provided alternative interior concepts.

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Xplorer 80 at a glance

  • Length overall: 80 metres (262 ft)
  • Beam overall: 14.25 metres (46,75 ft)
  • Gross tonnage: 2900
  • Capacity: 12 guests & 26 crew + captain
  • Accommodation: 6 suites
  • Autonomy at sea: up to 40 days
  • Builder: Damen Yachting
  • Naval architecture: Damen Yachting
  • Exterior concept: Azure Yacht Design
  • Interior concept: Harrison Eidsgaard

Pictures by Damen Yachting.

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